Make jewellery with polymer clay at Taalmonument

For creative minds who are also crazy about jewellery, the Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument (ATM) offers a unique polymer clay course with Inge Thompson on Saturday, 3 August 2024.

On the beautiful Paarl Mountain, participants will learn how to transform this versatile material into unique jewellery that reflects their personalities. Polymer clay is generally used for making arts and crafts items, and is also used in commercial applications to create decorative elements. Unlike normal clay, which must be baked at high temperatures, polymer clay can be hardened with a hairdryer or a regular oven. These days, art made from polymer clay can be found in major museums.

Thompson uses polymer clay, freshwater pearls, a variety of beads, stainless steel and sterling silver to create lightweight earrings that are perfect for sensitive ears. “Join me for a creative ‘me time’ and walk away with at least two pairs of your own earrings,” she says of the workshop at the Taalmonument.

The bilingual workshop from 9:30 to 12:00 costs only R400 per person, which includes all materials, a free visit to the monument as well as refreshments. Participants can bring their own lunch or support the Suikerkan bistro where they receive a 10%-discount. Places are limited, so please book timeously with Stefanie Rasztabiga via 021 872 3441 or More on Thompson at

* For more information on all the other exciting events, concerts and courses at the Taalmonument, call 021 872 3441/863 0543, visit or follow them on Facebook. The website also offers virtual tours of the monument and museum, information in six languages ​​on the symbolism of the Taalmonument as well as many interesting articles on Afrikaans, multilingualism and the institution’s past, present and future. There are also numerous resources for school and research projects. Annual permits are available at only R120 for individuals or R220 per family, which includes unlimited access to the ATM, bistro and full moon picnics. The bistro offers delicious food and beautiful views daily; contact them via or 082 216 2510.